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is in decline. researchers at the australian institute of marine science say the reef has lost half of its coral cover over the past 27 years. there are multiple causes, including a destructive kind of starfish shown here. we look at what's behind it and what's at stake-- in australia and around the world-- with nancy knowlton, a coral reef biologist and a chair of marine science at the smithsonian national museum of natural history here in washington. welcome. >> thanks. how has all of this coral died off? do we know what's causing it? is it all that... >> it's not all the star fish. the star fish is about 42%. typhoons, big strong storms another 48% and then coral bleaching is the remaining 10% which is caused whenever the water gets too hot. >> ifill: so this is human causedded? >> yes. most of it is human caused. i mean a coral reef naturally goes through cycles of up and down. but it shouldn't be declining by half over course of 27 years. >> ifill: i feel like we have talked before about the declining coral cover. but not... but i'm wondering whether it's now picking up speed or whether thi
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science professor matthew krenston said the poll reveals unlikely allies united in opposition and for different reasons. >> for republican, gambling represents way to get resources for the expansion of government without having to impose tax. way of short circuiting the political system. that's probably why they are opposed to that. for african-americans, reasons may be a little more complex. first, many belong to religious denominations that take a dim view of gambling. second, the largest concentration of african-americans in the state is this country where the new casino would go. >> pollsteres all probed who feels more intense about the issue? 54% of those claiming that expanded gaming is most likely to get them out to the polls plan to vote against it. so the pro and con tv ads may not be helping either side's cause. >> i think if they succeeded in making people angry on both sides. >> that was david collins reporting. >>> imagine 80% voter turnout in the united states. believe it or not, that was the actual statistic voting in the 2008 presidential election in one segmen
sort of thing would have other weird ideas, like i should say in this race. >> junk science. >> i want to separate crazy from being religious and feelly religiously called. when you have a guy saying god told me to run this race. if he's throwing hurdles in his way, he should continue with it. i must congratulate you that you have won our bet. i bet that he would get out. he would stay in from dpa one. >> i was on team steve let the record show. >> it's not crazy for him to stay in the race. he has a good chance of losing but he could win this race. if he had dropped out, he was a nobody, nothing. republicans would have said nice things about him being a team player and would have forgotten about him. there's a broader issue here. this is the moment when x happened. we may look back and say this was the week that the republicans lost their chance at the senate majority. >> it's agree. todd akin will have played a huge role in this loss if romney loses. >> this was one because it was the easiest pick up with missouri. claire mccaskill was done. >> i'm not talking senate. i'm talking pre
. the science has dismissed what the witchcraft held onto but people persist. the racial ideologies are being held to and now it's they, those peoples, blacks and latinos, a ba cal that's trying to undermine the process of democracy when the real deal is this president to the chagrin of many people on the left has deported more people and has been some would say hostile to the interests of expanding latino communities and now they're being seen as their protectors. again, the republicans articulate the exact opposite of what is the truth trying to convince us. thz an orwellian moment. this is 1984 except we're living in 2012 but we see the replication of such mendacity going on apace. >> when we move into the alternate reality and the truths which exist within the gop bubble -- >> which is democrats are importing illegal immigrants to inflate the vote. >> if we try to apply logic within the alternate reality, we only get a headache. it doesn't work. >> what they appeal to are the implicit bigotries and biases of the peep out there. the facts contradict the very notions we're speaking about, b
, first of all, the kind of science that you do for a living. you basically find out what we as people can handle when it comes to drama and exposure to these kind of horrifying, you know, events. there were crash test dummies in a lot of these seats. they were very expensive, weren't they? >> there are, about $150,000 uninstrumented. the data acquisition system needed to collect the data, all of that. we had probably at least, probably about 500,000 plus worth of instrumentation on that plane. >> you wanted to know every single ounce of data. every single knee that would get skinned on an airplane. >> exactly. because this isn't something we do every day. >> '84 was the last time you did it. >> we wanted to collect as much information as possible. and that was what was great about discovery. they allowed us to do that. they viewed this as a science experiment. >> now everybody wants to know where should i sit on an airplane? we've all heard the lore you'll die if you're in first class, you're better to be in the middle, no, the tail, then you see all of these different kind of crashes. >>
references 100,000 new math and science teachers as well as additional manufacturing jobs in this country. they point out during his second term, how do you break the fever or the part zan fever in washington. many democrats dismiss saying mitch mcconnell and others said they would never work with in it president from the day of inauguration. how does he put people back to work and at those jobs that he pointed out in that ad? >> i think he has to lay out exactly what he believes needs to happen in order for these jobs to be created. the one thing about debates -- >> what does he say, then? >> i think he needs to say specifically what type of policies he can push through congress. >> what would those policies be? you're an inside man and know a lot what's going on that the average voter do not. what are the policies? >> the job bills he's proposed and infrastructure spending he's proposed, additional educational spends that he's proposed held up in congress. now the challenge here is the moderator will push both candidates. jim lair is a good moderator. he's very balanced, and i don't thi
for a politician. >> bill: jerry brown. >> we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. a self driving car. >> bill: i would be scared to death to know that there is a self driving car -- >> you can ride shotgun and drink. >> i love it. >> bill: take me home, please. >> i mean, could you drink if the car is driving? i would imagine not. >> no that has to do if there is an open container law in the state. but i think it's a cool concept -- >> bill: yeah in science fiction books. >> it could be cool. >> bill: how does it work? >> it uses gps -- >> bill: so you punch it in -- >> yeah. >> bill: think of all of the things that could go wrong. i'm driving down the baltimore, washington parkway yesterday, and there is a deer in the road. how is that freaking car going to see that -- >> in theory there is radar on the front bumper -- >> but when it screws up you say fickle non-driver. [ laughter ] >> you have to have some faith in science. >> bill: i have faith in science. i open the airplane windows like romney. [ laughter ] >> bill: neil king is with us and el
at 8:30 eastern, the political science professor at norfolk state will focus on the history of the african american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by the editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss a recent article in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: this wednesday morning we would love to hear your take on foreign policy. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that. twitter.com/c-spanwj,an.o facebook.com or e-mail at journal@c-span.org. "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the ex
could save lives. >> today we're looking at science-fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. the self-driving car. >> reporter: despite the notion he's an old retread, governor jerry brown arrived at google's headquarters in a self-driving car to accelerate california's leadership in self-driverless cars. google has lost 300,000 miles in this new technology. a new law allows driverless cars on the public roads as long as there's a licensed driver behind the wheel. it directs the dmv to adopt regulations. the governor signed the legislation in front of an audience of google employees. google co-founder was asked when the public might get their hands on this vehicle. >> i don't want to over promise right now. we have some pretty ambitious targets. you can see them stressing and looking at me. >> reporter: but he did say five years or less and he believes it will save lives. 99% of all traffic and fatal accidents are caused by human error. >> i expect driverless cars will be far safer. >> reporter: with cameras and scanner laser it opens the possibility of the blind driving. cutting down
registered voters will request a mail in ballot. san jose state political science profession or says campaigning know they have to reach voters sooner. >> they have to put those ads out earlier than they would have in the past. >> one of the most talked about initiatives in san jose, it would raise minimum age from 8 to $10 an hour. they say their grass roots campaign can't take any votes for granted. >> we started not just a few weeks before the early voting but we have been going at it for about 2 months now. >> reporter: backed by the silicone valley chamber of customers. these political ads are going up now. say early voting and mail in ballot make it more expensive. but waiting until the end of october is not an option. >> if you wait you have no chance of winning. >> reporter: several bat on the drop off-sites like this one will open up october 8. you can go to our website for locations. just click on web links. matt keller. >>> some same sex couples are getting a reprieve from the federal government. partners in which one is an illegal immigrant will put their deportation on h
of two. today, he showed off his impressive collection of fossils and background in science. >> there is a dinosaur with 23 letters or something in that print what is the name of that? >> -- >> that's a very impressive. [laughter] [laughter] a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to stop question seven. they don't want competition. the washington post wrote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own bottom line." and the baltimore sun says it "doesn't have maryland... taxpayers' interests at heart." so when you see these ads remember... they're about what's good for west virginia's casino... not maryland. vote for maryland jobs and schools. vote for question seven. >> they are 250 members strong and their dedication to serving howard county. now the raven's want to think the naacp youth council with all they do it tonight at the raven's-brown's game. >> a typical day at the howard county naacp is council -- a gathering of members -- in age from 9 to 18 at the monthly meeting, there to decide how they can reach out to other young people and what they c
and life. the the land of science, scholars, philosophers, masters of literature and writers, the land of -- i represent a great and proud nation that is a founder of human civilization and an inhair tore of respected universal values. i represent a conscious nation which is dedicated to the cause of peace and compassion, a nation that has experienced the agony and bitter times of the aggressions and imposed wars and profoundly values the blessing of peace and the stability. i am now here for the eighth time in the eighth year of my service. to my noble people in this assembly of sisters and brothers from across the world to show to the world that my noble nation like its brilliant past has a global vision and welcomes any effort intended to provide and promote peace, stability, and tranquility which can only be realized through harmony, cooperation, and joint management of the world. i am here to voice the divine and humanitarian message of learned men and women of my country. to you and to the whole world, a message that iran's great orator and poet presented to humanity in his etern
technologies, gtat, and gilead sciences. >> i'm going to say point blank, i'm going to give you why this is not a diversified portfolio. it's got too much high risk in terms of stocks. chipotle's is wild. only intel with a 4% yield is not spec. and gilead is a highly up and down crazy stock, that said, okay, you have an internet company, you've got a tech company, you've got a tech company that's very, very similar. keep intel. you have a biotech company and you have a food company. i need to see some diversified industrials. something like a ge in there would really help. and then i think we'll be in good shape. but please, cut the risk profile because a down 100 day, that portfolio is going to be down 5%. let's go to jimbo in michigan. >> thanks for taking my call. my five stocks are apple, aapl, intuitive surgical, isrg, pepsico, pep, johnson and johnson, jnj, disney, dis. am i diversified, jim? >> let's go to work here. for jimbo, which is what my sister nan always calls me. j and j, pharmaceutical, pepsi, disney, entertainment, intuitive surgical and apple is technology, you go
: almost 68% of the total registered voters will request a mail in ballot. san jose state political science profession or says campaigning know they have to reach voters sooner. >> they have to put those ads out earlier than they would have in the past. >> one of the most talked about initiatives in san jose, it would raise minimum age from 8 to $10 an hour. they say their grass roots campaign can't take any votes for granted. >> we started not just a few weeks before the early voting but we have been going at it for about 2 months now. >> reporter: backed by the silicone valley chamber of customers. these political ads are going up now. say early voting and mail in ballot make it more expensive. but waiting until the end of october is not an option. >> if you wait you have no chance of winning. >> reporter: several bat on the drop off-sites like this one will open up october 8. you can go to our website for locations. just click on web links. matt keller. >>> some same sex couples are getting a reprieve from the federal government. partners in which one is an illegal immigrant will put the
acknowledges and celebrates recovery from addiction and mental illness, of advances int science -- through evidence based practices and thousands upon thousands of united voices of recovery across the country. recovery has captured an audience and is rallying in nations. about this time two years ago leaders and the liberal health field, consisting of people in recovery from mental health and substance abuse, met -- in on these efforts and in consultation with many stakeholders, samhsa has come up with a working definition and set of principles for recovery. i invite you to go on for .samhsa.gov.ww defining it has been a true process. now we are working with persons and recovery for mental illness and substance abuse to articulate the differences. as well as the commonalities of these respective prophecies. we agree on the guiding principles to recovery through terms and concepts such as hope pacs, a person driven, a holistic work. many pathways, relational, culture, addressing a trauma, strength and responsibility, and respect. a bit later in the program you will hear directly from a few
striking for their kids. >> how about science deniers. the science is in. you have to get that in. birther three is critical for learning. it is a funding issue. if you don't have money for kids until they are six years old to start kinder garden, you have missed that -- those critical brain development years. we are starting to fund public education too late. >> i want to unpack one thing pedro said so people understand. when we say integration is off the table in public schools, what we are talking about is that justice roberts ruled in 2007 in the seattle school's decision that schools could not take race into a factor at all to integrate public schools. that's where brown ended and so i just think as a big point, not that we have all the time in the world for it but part of these reform issues are also about reforming the courts. there are certain decisions we talk a lot about in money and politics. this area of integration is something that is going to come from reforming. >> i have been so revved up since education nation. we are doing a little education every week. you guys are alre
straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> i've been warning you for months, there is an economic storm coming our way from europe and you need to take cover. i've given you reasons why. i pointed my finger at politicians who aren't doing enough to shelter you. i argued with economists, i even blamed you for your part in this. after all that, i got to give you some props. all you see is sunshine and blue skies ahead. despite those threatening thunder clou thunderclouds out of europe, the inconsistent monthly jobs report and the ongoing scorched earth politics in washington, apparently you are feeling pretty good. consumer confidence jumped in september. take a look at that, by nine points. optimism about the jobs market drove that increase despite the fact we only added 96,000 jobs last month. let's see what we do when we get the jobs numbers on friday. not so bad, 96,000 jobs. never mind this week's forecast for higher inflation. that's not bothering you. or the puny increase that
. >> the original or the newer ones? >> the original. come on, i'm a science person. >> it's hard to get your mind around something that significant, though. it's really crazy. >> spectacular stuff. fortunately, we know you can get your mind around the forecast. >>> i was just outside sampling the air. it's going to be one of those days where your hair does the wonky thing. >> it's already doing it. >> and we've got a little breeze out there too. it's like a damp breeze blowing. not good for hair. as far as today goes, let's head outside. normally, we'd be showing you the sunrise, but now the sun is rising later, setting earlier. in fact, now through march 16th of next year we have less than 12 hours of daylight. boo. that's all i have to say about that. ellicott city, maryland, at 59 degrees. gaithersburg from montgomery county to howard county. reston, virginia, 58 degrees. fort washington, maryland, currently coming in at 63 degrees. temperatures are up from where we've been the last couple of mornings. again, a little breeze out there. some of you may feel just a little chilled. on storm team
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in fields from medicine to science, art, and journalism. recipients don't often know they've been nominated until they find out they are winners. >>> one of the winners of the award almost missed the chance to accept. mann m mandolin player chris thiel repeatedly ignored calls from the macarthur foundation. he thought they were election year robocalls. he finally researched the number online and found they were the macarthur foundation. >>> the debate over gay marriage continues in the baltimore ravens locker room. for the second time this season, a ravens player is going public with his opinion. center matt burke wrote an op ed for his paper the minneapolis "star-tribune," wrote an opinion. burke, who is a harvard grad wrote, "i hope that in voicing my beliefs i encourage people on both sides to use reason and charity as they enter this debate." ravens coach john harbaugh says he encourages the debate as long as it is respectful. >>> we've been talking about baseball and football, and now training camp begins for the wizards today. one of the team's biggest stars won't be on the court for
years of english, three years of science, math, and social science, compared to those who didn't complete a core curriculum, those who completed the core curriculum scored 144 points higher than those who did not. when we look at those who took honors courses, they scored nearly 300 points above those who did not take honors or ap courses. rigor of the academic course load in high school leads to do better on the s.a.t. and leads students to being better prepared for college. let me give you this information in terms of framing the challenge of our country faces. for every 100 ninth graders, only 70 will graduate from high school. 44 local want to college. only 30 students will enroll in the second year of college. only 21 will graduate from a four-year institution in a six- year period of time. that is not good enough to keep the united states competitive in a global economy. we are very much focused on having high expectations for all students and doing what we can to better prepare students for college success and keep those high expectations for all students coming from all
. the science writer and columnist for discover magazine will look at the cyberworld popular culture and computer networking and politics. lives in their october 7 at noon eastern on c-span2 book tv. up next, a debate between kendis to be the next governor of new hampshire. the republican candidates unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1996 and was the republican nominee for the u.s. senate in 2010. democrat is a former new hampshire state senator who served as the majority leader. this took place in manchester, new hampshire and comes to us from new hampshire public broadcasting and is about an hour. >> welcome to the candidates' forum on business and the economy. i am most of the exchange. we are coming to you from the television studios at the new hampshire is to to the politics that political library. for the next hour we will hear from new hampshire is gubernatorial candidates. we will press them to talk about what they would do as governor and refrain from spending valuable time attacking each other. and now let me introduce our candid it's. they are republican ovide lamontagne a
't understand it. i don't understand it. science has been rejected on so many counts and things like the clean water act which make sense. before the clean water act was passed, the quality of water was governed by each state individually. and it wasn't working. rivers were catching on fire. the clean water act was passed. there were federal regulations governing the quality of our water. and things got a lot better and now we want to go back to how it was before which is clearly a system that doesn't work. >> eliot: it is staggering when you recognize how much the political debate has shift in the wrong direction. when it comes to water, what are you telling people to organize, how can they build another base of support to take actions that are needed not only to protect the oceans that you focus on and talk about so eloquently but also domestically, our internal water sources, what should people be doing? >> the united states has a great water crisis on its hands and i think we all need to be mindful of where our water
in the debate? >> well, there's a little pattern here. you can see that, and it follows the social science victims that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. so, you know, a as a wire servie that i'm normally into prognostication business but i feel very safe going out on a limb today. eight months ago in the state of the union speech, obama issued an appeal to congress to spend more federal money on construction projects that would generate jobs. what he said was, take the money we are no longer spending it for, use half of the to pay down our debt and use the rest to do some nationbuilding right here at home. well, we pointed out in a fact check that night the fallacy of that idea. the idea that some kind of budget surpluses going to be created when you stop the war is fiscal fiction. those wars have been primarily financed by borrowing. so if you stop the wars, you don't have pneumonia. you just have less borrowing, must debt being added. it doesn't create a pool of ready cash, and on top of that the supposed savings of this supposed peace dividend is inflated because
know, a lot of e-mail, i guess what she is trying to do now is setting up a science fair in conjunction with the visit. she's gotten together ten to 12 others around the state and country and raised money of sponsors and trying to use the visit as an excuse to sort of change the culture and change the dialogue of how things get taught in the classroom and her district. >> i so love what you are doing. i want to know where you put it in new york city down midtown manhattan in the middle of the u.n. and clinton global initiative and everything else happening here this week. you can't cross the street. >> we came to be at the education nation summit and didn't realize they were also happening the same week. we tried to drive through midtown once and said, no thank you. the truck is out where it's slightly more open. >> well, spark truck is a great project. i don't know what is your future as you head back to the west coast eventually but we thank you and all the school districts across the country thank you and i know it's exciting for both of you. jason and eugene, let's stay in touch. >>
things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> bill: campaign 2012 segment tonight. go to political guy scott rasmussen and dr. larry sabato have been listening to the first three blocks of the factor. scott joins us from asbury park, new jersey doctor from washington. your tracking poll has the race tied. if you believe all the news reports today the president is way ahead in ohio, florida and other swing states. what's the truth? >> the way i see it, the race is close. it is not a blowout. it's certainly not over. but there is a big difference between saying well, the president is not far ahead and saying mitt romney is going to do just fine. right now the numbers show that mitt romney is trailing. and our polls in florida by point -- florida by 2 points and ohio by a point. he does have some ground to make up but very little. >> i want to be very very clear here. in the rasmussen poll in florida, the president is up by 2, not 10. 2. >> correct. >> bill: and ohio n. ohio the president is up by 1. both within a margin of error a dead
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science professor in virginia. thank you so much for your time. we have romney and obama in virginia right now. we have this segment called purple rain for a rain. it's solidly purple, and this is an interesting race for many reasons in virginia. what are you watching? >> the problem in virginia for the romney campaign is they're on the defensive on all the issues, on the economy, women's issues, national security, all of issues that are important they're on the defensive right now. they don't have an issue opening to press the obama campaign on in virginia. they're behind on the economy, which was supposed to be president obama's weakness. so i think they're really in trouble in virginia. we've seen a slip on the part of the romney campaign since the convention, so whatever that convention bounces, it turned into a convention slide in virginia. we have a series of polls out now that show the gap widening between obama and romney. i think the romney campaign needs to find an opening, a gap to shoot in virginia on that issue. they need to press that gap. >> it's interesting you say that the
. what i fault him for is junk science, and his inability to say truthful things. i mean, this is not a person that i think the republicans or anyone would want representing them. >> i fault him for that, and i think most americans understand that women should have the right to make choices. when a woman's life did -- >> pro-choice americans do. not pro-life americans. >> when women are raped and the victims of incest, they should have the right to do what they want to do. >> that's certainly your opinion. >> that's what most americans believe. >> this is not "the cycle." i have another topic to get to. >> are you here? >> i'm here. i want to go to the massachusetts race, scott brown is targeting elizabeth warren about her native-american heritage. let's play this and get your reaction. >> i'm scott brown and i approved this message. >> harvard thought that elizabeth warren was a minority because she said so. >> harvard touted her as a minority. >> initially she said she didn't know anything about it. >> she kept covering up and going deeper and deeper in the hole. >> eli
, that there are -- i'm not sure what the, you know, what the science behind that might be. but i think that it can cut both ways. >> how about the money aspect of this from the super pacs? because might they, particularly in swing states, if you see mitt romney behind, might the super pacs say, okay we're not going to put our money behind the presidential race, instead we'll go to the house and senate races in those states? >> i think you can see that. i think we may have seen some of that from crossroads gps who really astoundingly when i look back at the numbers that we get from the ad tracking firm that we partner with, they were completely dark in august. i was just shocking, really. but american crossroads has poured in more than $16 million now for the fall. so, they're still playing heavily. and there are these other outside groups that have come in. things like americans for job security. secure america now. who are spending significant amounts of money and kind of making up for some of those, which they're just so many super pacs, especially on the conservative side that they're still outspen
. dante scala is a professor of political science at the university of new hampshire, and "the washington post" deputy political editor, anne kornblut stuck around too. dante, you're on the ground there in the granite state. you're very familiar with that electorate. latest nbc news/marist poll, likely voters, president obama 51%, mitt romney 44%. what's the likelihood that the governor is able to close that gap between now and the first tuesday in november? >> i think it's going to take, craig, a national rebound for mitt romney to make it competitive here in new hampshire. there's no evidence that despite the fact that governor romney has campaigned in new hampshire off and on, really for most of the past decade, there's no evidence that he owns any kind of specific backyard advantage here in this new england state. his favorables to unfavorables are -- his unfavorables outweigh his favorables here in the state, which is striking given the amount of time he spent campaigning here. so new hampshire really is behaving the way it did four years ago, as a democratic-leaning bellwether state
in a prison fight. it nathan leopold basically will his body to science. biological tests, subjected his body to biological tests and it pulled the point. the thing that is ironic about it. the judge, the man who was the judge in that trial did not accept clarence darrow's argument. he sentenced them to life imprisonment because he was convinced in his memoirs he was convinced it would be the more cruel thing, the more cruel punishment. so clarence darrow never knew that this judge did not accept his argument. he actually made a wonderful argument against the death penalty, but the judge did not accept it. anyway. >> it is a famous argument, and it is a classic darrow argument in that it does not start at a endo disease. it starts as a end then it backtracks and wonders of them bring up in and no and be. if you talk for three days you can't go from aided be. the total impression will be lost. he had to sort of read back like of be looking for a flower. and one of the things that he consistently did in the trial, illinois had never executed teenager's in a case where they pled guilty, and so h
and science teachers. we need that to move forward as a country. >> that's a total, though, right? >> educating -- training two million new workers in our community colleges in conjunction with business to fill jobs that are open right now. boosting american manufacturing by ending the tax break that sends jobs overseas and giving tax incentives to companies that start manufacturing businesses here. these are specific tangible proposals and, candy, i believe that they will pass because i believe the american people are supportive of that. >> but they haven't passed. >> it will be rendered on november 6 wrth. >> no, they haven't. >> for two years jobs -- >> some of the specific proposals haven't, but, candy, think about the logical extension of what you're saying. what you're saying is so we select the other guy because he will implement the proposals of the republican congress has pushed to cut taxes by $5 trillion skewed to the wealthy, can't pay for it. that will add burdens to the middle class to slash education, to slash research and development. >> i'm not suggesting -- >> he
. proposals in tv ads and on the stump like a million new manufacturing jobs, 100,000 new math and science teachers. feel mores a operational than an actual detailed plan. given the fact there's hunger for change, what change can the incumbent promise? the president has to come up with a good enough explanation of how reelecting him would break the partisan fever in washington. what does romney have to deal with? he hasn't differentiated from george bush's. and his plans lack specifics. in a one-on-one debate, candidates have a lot of control over how aggressive they are. both romney and the president are inexperienced in a one-on-one debate format. few details on the format. the president and romney will be at podiums, standing, not sitting, and there will be no basic time limits on their answers. it's not 90 seconds, buzzer, things like that. it's up to the discretion of the moderator, jim leierer. that's going to be up to him. but there's supposed to be a lot of leeway here over how long the conversations go. the debate is on domestic policy. 90 minutes is supposed to be devoted to the
, recruiting and training math and science teachers to get our children prepared for those important jobs. >> those are goals. those are goals and mitt romney has goals. but when are -- >> no, no andrea -- >> specific. >> it is not a goal to end tax breaks for companies that move jobs overseas and incentivize them to come back and create a million jobs in manufacturingp. we've seen the greatest increase in manufacturing jobs in more than 20 years under this president. so we have a sense of what has to happen in order to bring those businesses back and create those jobs. those aren't goals. you know, reducing our dependence on foreign oil by increasing our domestic production incentivizing clean energy to create jobs and put people back to work, those aren't goals, those are plans to continue to move this economy forward. look, i also hope that mitt romney will take some of the time paul ryan didn't want to take in his interview this weekend and try to explain the arithmetic behind their budget. paul ryan said it would take too long to explain their budget plan. the problem isn't the time
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